- a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, especially a grandmother; granny.
- a familiar name applied to a woman, as one's wife or a barmaid.
Origin of lucky2
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Historical Examples of luckie
And this one thing semed onelie to disappoint the luckie fortune that was accustomed to follow Cesar in all his other enterprises.Holinshed Chronicles, Volume I, Complete
"He has done it to vex me, since I came down to Luckie Bell's," replied the deacon.
But, to return to what I was saying, Luckie Howatson is very expeditious, for this lass--'Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated
Sir Walter Scott
But the thing that ruined him, and fixed the by-name on him, was, that he became a sort of fixture in Luckie Riddle's parlour.
Luckie Riddle's sign, however, was a black sight to him, and I doot it has been a heart-sore to puir Peggy.
- having or bringing good fortune
- happening by chance, esp as desired
mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, "likely to bring luck;" from luck + -y (2). Meaning "occurring by chance" is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as "failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate." Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of "Your Hit Parade" on radio.
see born under a lucky star; strike it rich (lucky); thank one's lucky stars.